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CHARLESTON, West Virginia (LifeSiteNews) – A group of pro-life West Virginians has purchased land across the street from the state’s only abortion facility to establish a pro-life memorial park to dissuade women from considering abortion. 

We had about a month and half to raise $200,000, and a lot of people said it was impossible,” said Missy Ciccarello, president of the Kanawha-Putnam County Chapter of West Virginians for Life. “But we know with God, all things are possible, and when [the fundraiser] started, it just caught on fire, really, truly.” 

The purchase amps up the remarkable pro-life presence near the so-called Women’s Health Center of West Virginia, located in Charleston. According to group Pastor Phillip Dunn, the facility has aborted an estimated 60,000 babies over more than four decades. 

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I come and pray, especially for the workers,” said Dunn about his pro-life ministry. “I try to stay until I can’t feel my toes.”

Fortunately, Dunn is not alone in his pro-life work at the corners of Washington Street and Greendale Drive. Woman’s Choice pregnancy center, which provides pregnancy support services and alternatives to abortion, flanks the abortion mill on its opposite side, adjacent to its parking lot.  

In fact, West Virginians for Life counsel and pray outside the abortion mill so regularly that even a drive on Google maps using its street view application shows pro-lifers outside of it. 

The abortion clinic tried to buy [the parcel] out from under us, but God prevailed,” said Ciccarello. “He’s just a miracle worker, and we give him all the praise. We don’t take any of the credit. It was all Him.” 

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The Surgi-Center, a Washington, D.C. abortion clinic infamous for offering late, second trimester abortions, and its owner, abortionist Cesare Santangelo, are at the center of a scandal involving possible violations of federal laws against partial-birth abortion and infanticide.

In an exclusive video interview with LifeSiteNews, Lauren Handy, the director of activism at Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU), told LifeSiteNew's Editor-in-Chief, John-Henry Westen that, with the help of a whistleblower, her organization rescued and properly buried the remains of about one hundred aborted babies from Santangelo's Surgi-Center.

But, five of the deceased babies were so large and so developed that they suspected the Surgi-Center of engaging in the illegal practices of partial-birth abortion or infanticide (i.e., killing the child after birth) à la Kermit Gosnell.

The shocked pro-lifers then gave the aborted babies to the police and brought the matter to the attention of the D.C. Medical Examiner's office. But, the Medical Examiner's office has refused to take any action, saying they will not perform autopsies on the babies.

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition to the Department of Justice, asking them to launch an investigation into alleged violations of federal law by Santangelo and the D.C. Surgi-Center, under either the Partial Birth Abortion Act (2003) or the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act (2002). *Anyone - no matter where you reside - can sign this petition!

Unfortunately, the story doesn't end there.

Handy and eight of her fellow pro-life rescuers in PAAU are, themselves, now facing jail-time after being arrested by the FBI for conducting a traditional pro-life sit-in in October, 2020, at the very same abortion center from which the late-term deceased babies (mentioned above) were rescued.

Please note that the two events - the pro-life rescue in 2020 and the gruesome discovery of the five near-to-full-term babies in the Surgi-Center's "bio-medical waste" earlier this year - are almost one-and-a-half years apart.

Thus, Handy believes that their recent arrest is no coincidence...and, moreover, that the FBI is being used to create a smokescreen by arresting her and the other pro-lifers.

At the same time, the D.C. Medical Examiner's office does not seem interested in discovering the truth about the deaths of the five aborted babies and possible illegal partial-birth abortions or infanticide happening at the D.C. Surgi-Center.

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition to the Department of Justice, asking them to launch an investigation into alleged violations of federal law by Santangelo and the D.C. Surgi-Center, under either the Partial Birth Abortion Act (2003) or the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act (2002).

The DOJ press release claims that the pro-lifers: "engaged in a conspiracy to create a blockade at the reproductive health care clinic to prevent the clinic from providing, and patients from receiving, reproductive health services."

But, commenting on the arrest, Lauren Handy stated: "Media reports have stated that we ‘invaded’ the abortion center and ‘disrupted’ women from exercising their ‘reproductive rights’. No, that is not what we did."

"We entered the clinic and sought to love the women who were already there for their abortion procedures," Handy said. "We tried to offer them help so they would choose life. We non-violently defended the unborn who were about to be exterminated – the innocent, the most vulnerable, killed in horrific acts of violence and treated as so much trash."

Tireless pro-life activist Dr. Monica Miller, the director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and leader of Red Rose Rescue, told LifeSiteNews that "this is the first time any of them are facing federal charges. That the rescuers were hunted down by FBI agents is unprecedented in the history of pro-life activism."

All of this...possibly...for discovering five near-or-at-term aborted babies at Cesare Santangelo's D.C. Surgi-Center, and for seeking to give justice and dignity to the murdered babies.

The truth now needs to come out!

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition to the Department of Justice, asking them to launch an investigation into alleged violations of federal law by Santangelo and the D.C. Surgi-Center, under either the Partial Birth Abortion Act (2003) or the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act (2002).

Thank you for SIGNING and SHARING this urgent petition!

To contribute to the legal defense of Lauren Handy and the other eight members of PAAU, please CLICK on the following link to find out more about their LifeFunder campaign (also operated by LifeSiteNews): https://www.lifefunder.com/victims

Thank you!

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Pro-life hero raided by FBI speaks about the aborted babies she was trying to honor' - https://rumble.com/vzsslx-exclusive-pro-life-hero-raided-by-fbi-speaks-about-the-aborted-babies-she-w.html

'Pro-lifers arrested in FBI raids, face 11 years in prison for blocking access to late-term abortion mill' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pro-lifers-raided-charged-and-face-11-years-in-jail-for-blocking-access-to-infamous-dc-abortion-mill/

'BREAKING: Video surfaces of FBI raid, arrest of nonviolent pro-life activists' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-video-surfaces-of-biden-fbi-raid-arrest-of-nonviolent-pro-life-activists/

'Court Docs reveal previously unknown patient death due to negligence at late-term abortion facility' - https://www.operationrescue.org/archives/court-docs-reveal-previously-unknown-patient-death-due-to-negligence-at-late-term-abortion-facility/

**Photo Credit: YouTube screenshot of pro-lifers protesting outside the Surgi-Center abortion facility, in Washington, D.C.

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Despite its victorious acquisition of the Charleston lot, the group acknowledges that considerable challenges lie ahead in planning for the pro-life park. 

Data found on the statistics conglomeration website crimegrade.org show that the property borders one of Charleston’s high-crime areas. Crosses and pro-life signs put up by the group have already been torn down or vandalized numerous times. 

Nevertheless, this pro-life contingent recognizes the fundamental spiritual nature of this fight and remains unshakably committed. 

I believe it is a miracle,” said Elizabeth Gill a member of West Virginians for Life, speaking about the property and its potential. “I mean just a few months ago, it was nothing more than just a vacant lot, but now it’s got a promise of being something very special to a lot of people. Hopefully, they will feel like coming and praying and it will be a place that will bring peace and speak life to the community.” 

To support the Putnam-Kanawha West Virginians for Life Chapter, please consider making a donation here: https://www.lifefunder.com/wvbattlefield

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